New report flags five actions to develop a low-carbon livestock sector
Rome/Madrid – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has published a new report that lays out five practical actions for establishing “low-carbon livestock” and calls on countries to invest in innovations that lower livestock greenhouse gas emissions and ensure future food security.
Livestock systems emit nearly 15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, and if action is not taken, these emissions will only continue to rise as the demand for animal products grows.
“Livestock are often viewed as a ‘problem’ in the context of climate change, but low-carbon livestock can actually be an essential part of the global solution,” said FAO Assistant Director-General Bukar Tijani.
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